ARTICLE | Tools & Techniques

Advanced in situ detection

Advanced Cell Diagnostics launches RNAscope in situ RNA assay

August 23, 2010 7:00 AM UTC

Advanced Cell Diagnostics Inc. has launched an in situRNA detection technology that it says is more sensitive than protein-based technologies and more specific than real-time PCR. The company is focusing on clinical development markets while developing the technology for in vitrodiagnostics.

Traditional in situ detection technologies use antibodies to detect proteins associated with disease. But in many cases, a protein's expression is too low to be detected. In some cases, antibodies cannot be developed for the target protein...